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Introduction to Interior Design

Non-accredited Short Course

This course gives the beginner a comprehensive overview of a career in interior design, from simple styling to Interior Design and Technology.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Coomera Start date: 06 May 2023 Duration: 8 weeks
Full Fee

Course overview

In this course you will produce a small residential renovation based on a design brief. You will examine the basic principles of interior design and what it is to become an Interior Designer, including space planning basics, presentation and rendering techniques, basic computer skills required for a client presentation and how to produce a final A3 presentation for clients.

No previous experience is required for this 8 week course.

Topics covered include:

  Week 1 - What is interior design? / Elements and principles of design / Colour therapy
  Week 2 - Understanding of scale and three dimensional space / Interpret plans and elevations
  Week 3 - Creating a personal Mood Board
  Week 4 - Brief analysis / Introduction to space planning techniques
  Week 5 - Working on individual renovation plans based on a given design brief
  Week 6 - How to present a hand drawn renovation plan / rendering techniques
  Week 7 - Using PowerPoint as a client presentation tool / hand drawn client presentation skills
  Week 8 - Produce a final A3 presentation for clients

  This short course is non-accredited therefore is not registered with the National Training Register.

Course outcome:

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Ways to study
06 May 2023
8 weeks
9.00am - 12.00pm
  • Full fee: $405

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Introduction to Interior Design (NONAC04010)

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Introduction to Interior Design

Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Resources required

You will need to bring:

- HB pencil
- eraser
- biro
- scissors
- coloured pencils (standard 12 pack) or water coloured pencils (optional)
- metal scale ruler (ex Bunnings tool department)
- fine line black permanent marker
- glue stick

Other stationery suggestions will be discussed during class.

Please note:  You will need to bring your own refreshments.

Need to know

Course commencement is subject to minimum enrolment numbers.


University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

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Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.